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Join Date: 2nd February 2007
Location: Kent, UK
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Not owned but driven plenty, it certainly can easily be perceived as "quicker", far more raw and less soundproofing to which makes it sound louder (not better).
Also it has no limiting factors like VSA, and because of it's age had probably bedded in nicely. If he's got a good induction kit it would also make a difference i.e Gruppe M.
In reality though it's not any quicker, if you search youtube you will find videos of them being neck and neck and then from around 80MPH up the FN2 starts edging in front.